Watermelon Dog Treat Popsicles – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Watermelon dog treats are the ultimate dog popsicles – and best of all it only takes a minute to make them. They’re a great way to use up leftover watermelon too!

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Oscar. We love you and we’re celebrating with your favorite Watermelon Dog Treats today.

Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

It’s hard to believe that our sweet Oscar has been with us for four years now! It’s hard to imagine our lives without him.

After saying for so many years that I wasn’t a dog person, I’ve had to eat those words. He has very much become a member of our family and I love him dearly.

So many of you have shared in our excitement over the past few years, as we’ve become first-time dog owners.

You messaged me countless tips and endless advice and I’ve loved it all. So, I wanted to share our pup’s favorite treats with you.

Frozen Watermelon Dog Treats

Dog Popsicles

Several people sent me recipes for their favorite homemade dog treats when Oscar first arrived. The most popular treats by far were these watermelon dog treats – made simply by blending fruit with a bit of yogurt to make dog popsicles.

This combination has become Oscar’s favorite treat too. It cracks me up when he hovers near the freezer and peeks inside to see where the treats are.

Watermelon + Yogurt in the blender makes an awesome frozen treat!

Watermelon Dog Treats

Lucky for him, these are as easy as can be to make. Place cut-up watermelon into the blender, add a scoop of yogurt, and blend until liquid.

Pour the fruit mixture into ice cube trays (or these cute paw print molds!) and freeze until solid. Pop the frozen cubes into an airtight container and store them in the freezer.

Popsicle molds for dog treats

Dog Popsicle Recipe

These frozen treats are so easy to make, I typically use whichever fruits we have on hand. Super ripe bananas? Check. Berries? Check. Cantaloupe? Check.

I use about ¼ cup of yogurt for every 2 cups of chopped fruit. That’s it. Just blend them together and pour the mixture into ice cube trays or molds.

Frozen Watermelon Popsicles for Dogs

Don’t worry about spillage or mess on the molds when making these. Just set the molds on a sheet pan and it will catch any spills. Freeze on the tray and easily pop the cubes out when frozen.

I hope that your pup enjoys these treats every bit as much as Oscar does!

Meeting Oscar for the first time

We adopted Oscar on Father’s Day the year we moved to Ohio and surprised the kids with him when we picked them up at camp the following day.

Our youngest son had wanted a dog for as long as we could remember, so we told him that after we were settled in Ohio we would look for one.

We found our family’s perfect match with our Oscar. He’s the sweetest dog I’ve ever known and he’s been the best gift in our lives.

His chin is almost entirely gray now and there are gray hairs sprinkled throughout his coat. It just makes our sweet boy that much more distinguished.

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Servings: 12 bite-size dog treats

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  • Combine the watermelon and the yogurt in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into molds or ice cube trays.

  • Place the molds in the freezer until frozen solid. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer.

Calories: 11kcal · Carbohydrates: 2g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 1mg · Sodium: 3mg · Potassium: 36mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 149IU · Vitamin C: 2mg · Calcium: 8mg · Iron: 1mg

{originally published 6/16/20 – notes and photos updated 6/15/23}

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